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by Laura
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Best Way to Discipline Chow?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Best Way to Discipline Chow?

Positive reinforcement and positive training methods. No hitting, yelling, rolling, or other such nonsense. Build love and trust, not fear and dominance. There are plenty of positive training references on this site. Use the search function.
by Laura
Thu May 31, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Trust issue
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Trust issue

I'm sure he will be fine. I left my Shuggy for a week when he was 4 months old. He stayed with my aunt at her house and I worried he would forget me or bond with her or think I abandoned him but I worried for nothing. He still loved me when we got home and all was well. :)
by Laura
Wed May 30, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Trust issue
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Trust issue

Where will he be staying while you are gone?
by Laura
Wed May 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Shedding ... how long does it last??
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Shedding ... how long does it last??

It goes on until you can't believe they have any hair left. Mine go the groomers once a month which really helps but I still brush and brush and it just keeps coming. So I guess 'all summer' is my answer. :)
by Laura
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My chow chow can not get used of the city
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: My chow chow can not get used of the city

Short answer is no please do not return her. That would break her heart and is completely unnecessary. She would not be happier without you. That would be devastating. Just love her and keep working with her but even if she remains 'skittish around town' that is no reason to take away her whole worl...
by Laura
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Uncertain and Somewhat Shy 3 months old Chow Lady
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Uncertain and Somewhat Shy 3 months old Chow Lady

So at this point it is on you to keep her safe. If this forced socialization handling results in her biting someone not so forgiving then what happens? You get sued? She gets put down? She is a puppy now but not for long. What happens in a few months when she weighs 50lbs and bites someone you have ...
by Laura
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Uncertain and Somewhat Shy 3 months old Chow Lady
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Uncertain and Somewhat Shy 3 months old Chow Lady

Is she frightened or does she just prefer (as many chows do) not to be touched and fawned over by strangers? I'm sure she probably was frightened when you put her in someone's arms and I definitely do not recommend a repeat of that. Many chows prefer their families and have zero desire to be touched...
by Laura
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Introducing a new chow, female vs female
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Introducing a new chow, female vs female

Male / female is my suggestion. Let your mom keep the other female and you try the male. You do not let them 'fight it out'. You also owe Sinny the safe loving home you brought her in to. Many have tried same gender chows and many have failed. Yes there are many success stories but bloodshed in your...
by Laura
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: What do you think she is a pure breed?
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: What do you think she is a pure breed?

She doesn't look short to me.
by Laura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: How to stop aggression or be more friendly to people

I would suggest patience first of all. It takes time to build trust. Build this with love and kindness and positive experiences. As far as socializing him this is important but he is older with his own 3 years of life experiences so he may never be a social butterfly or he may totally be one with ti...
by Laura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Chow Owner.. Any Advice Welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: New Chow Owner.. Any Advice Welcome

Congrats on your baby. I will share a few thoughts. As far as the 6am wake up call, that will improve as she gets older. She is a baby and can't hold it as long. Think of it as having a baby and those sleepless nights. It's short term. Regarding her training please only use positive reinforcement. T...
by Laura
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Our New Little Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Our New Little Girl

I'm pretty sure that miss sassy britches needs to come live with me ;)
She is so freaking cute! (Looks like she knows it too)
by Laura
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chows and Pine Cones
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Chows and Pine Cones

That is so cute and what a smart girl she is!
by Laura
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Say Hello to Cher <3
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Say Hello to Cher <3

She is so cute! Congrats! It's giving me puppy fever. :) The only thing I would say is that if you plan on using a groomer in the future (I couldn't live without mine) I would get her used to it now. Mine go just for a bath, brushing/blow out, and nail clipping. Just love her, socialize her, and onl...
by Laura
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Chow Shaking Head (nearly all the time).
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Chow Shaking Head (nearly all the time).

More information is needed but obviously you need a different vet and to get to the bottom of this. Head shaking makes me think ear issue/infection. Has he been checked and/or treated for an ear infection? Meds/antibiotics/ear drops? Flushing cleans but doesn't treat an underlying infection. I am al...
by Laura
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: We have a new show puppy!
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: We have a new show puppy!

She is gorgeous!
by Laura
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Please Help Us. We Really Need Advice and Help
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: Please Help Us. We Really Need Advice and Help

Urinary tract infection? Bladder stones? I'm not sure but blood in the pee and a smaller amount is not normal and would require a trip to the vet.
by Laura
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Our New Little Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Our New Little Girl

I'm pretty sure she needs me to hug her! So cute!
by Laura
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting an 8 week puppy, need advice
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: Getting an 8 week puppy, need advice

I use the harness in the second link for my two. I've had it for years and years. In the beginning I fastened it on their chest to work on pulling but since then it's always fastened on their back. It doesn't damage their fur and allows more control and is much safer than a collar IMO.
by Laura
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: We have a new show puppy!
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: We have a new show puppy!

She is adorable! Congrats!
by Laura
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Chou Difficulty Walking
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Chou Difficulty Walking

Arthritis is common and can be eased with a variety of pain meds and supplements. At his age comfort is the priority I would think. Hip dysplasia is also common. Has he ever been x-rayed? Ligament issues, spinal issues. Many things could be causing this. A good orthopedic vet would be my next visit....
by Laura
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone purchased a chow chow from D&M Farm?
Replies: 27
Views: 6020

Re: Has anyone purchased a chow chow from D&M Farm?

So many responses, so little time. Interesting.
by Laura
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Puppy Training while away at work/school
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: New Puppy Training while away at work/school

I tried that with mine when they were babies. When I had to leave I would leave him in the master bath with a pee pad. He never once used it or peed on the floor. He held it. Both of mine were fully potty trained (no accidents since) by 12 weeks and given mostly free reign of the house from that poi...
by Laura
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: My 2 months old chow pup is not eating.. Help
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: My 2 months old chow pup is not eating.. Help

Was he checked for worms at the vet? That is a possibility. He could also just be stressed. Did you change the food or continue what the breeder was feeding?
by Laura
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: female 6 month old blue/silver chow chow
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Re: female 6 month old blue/silver chow chow

Congrats on your baby. I have a few comments related to your questions. Chows should be trained with positive training techniques only. The alpha thing is very confusing to me. Love and kindness, socialization, and positive training is all you need. NILF (nothing in life is free) training is good. Y...

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